Hot cross buns are an Easter staple, but if you’re tired of the classic, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 11 upgrades—unique add-ins, presentation ideas and even a few ways to spruce up stale leftovers.
Instead of traditional currants, try studding your buns with dried cranberries, white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
This earthy, comforting take on hot cross buns features gooey chocolate chunks and pears.
Replace water with strongly brewed earl grey and you end up with this hybrid treat, begging to be served with afternoon tea.
The classic flavor combo of chocolate and orange adds a little interest to traditional buns.
These buns are studded with a combination of dried apple and candied apple and doused in a sticky cinnamon glaze. Just get a load of that stunning presentation!
Over the buns? Try these hot cross bun-inspired recipes.
All of the classic flavors you love baked into a single loaf.
Another way to transform buns into a loaf, this time maintaining those iconic crosses.
Your standard buttermilk pancake gets a hot cross bun twist—cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, currants and citrus zest.
Need to dress up store-bought buns or revive stale leftovers?
Thirty minutes of soaking before a trip to the oven makes this bread pudding variation ultra moist.
This decadent take on French toast calls for only five ingredients.
How cute are these single-serve ramekins? The perfect way to bake and serve your pudding!